Ram is a Developer/Individual Contributor with 10 years of Product development Experience. He previously worked for startup companies like CallidusCloud (SAP Company) and Konylabs. He loves Automation, Linux, and opensource.
Session: Fasten Your Seatbelts! Deployment Automation Using Dockers & Ansible
Early 2015, we at CallidusCloud (Now a SAP company) were building a Single sign-on (SSO) solution to vast majority of our customers from scratch. Our previous datacenter deployments used to take roughly 3~4 hours(scripts+manual) on a maintenance window over the weekend.
Our main idea was to build robust infrastructure which includes High availability (HA), comprehensive monitoring solution and completely automate the production deployments and if needed we can deploy to production on daily basis. Secondly, to build a local development environment same as our HA production environment so as to debug production issues on our local DEV environment with ease.We were evaluating different tools...Dockers and Ansible came to our rescue.We started packaging all our software as RPMS, CI (Jenkins) pushing them to Artifactory and using Ansible playbooks to deploy these RPMS/code on docker containers (built using docker files) on DEV environment. Further, we enhanced our DEV setup using Single Click automation and it would setup full stack from scratch on docker containers using Ansible playbooks.